Free copies of a divorce decree are obtained from the court clerkﾒs office, department of records, attorneys handling the case and online sources, notes LegalZoom. A divorce decree documents the outcome of a divorce action, and parties to the case should keep copies for verification purposes.
Divorce decrees are usually kept in electronic and hard copy formats from the court clerk or department of vital records of the county where the divorce took place, explains LegalZoom. The requesting party must present identifying information and permission from the parties in the case before copies are provided. Attorneys handling the divorce case usually keep copies of all files related to cases they represent, and may provide copies of the divorce decree in some circumstances. If the decree cannot be found elsewhere, some Internet sites provide the decree online for a fee.